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Leguizamo joins New York Attorney General battle
Moulin Rouge! star John Leguizamo has handed New York Attorney General candidate Eric Dinallo a big boost - he is fronting the politician's campaign ads on TV.
Lawyer for fugitive Ratko Mladic's family to refile motion to declare him officially dead
The family of Europe's top war crimes fugitive, Ratko Mladic, will file a new motion to declare him officially dead, after a previous bid was rejected for procedural reasons, the lawyer said Thursday.
Ad by attorney general candidate cites praise from Brown, Poloncarz
The battle for Western New York among Democratic candidates for attorney general rages on, with State Sen. Eric T. Schneiderman firing the latest volley.
City may split attorney services
Whether or not Rhinelander begins a municipal court next year, the way the city handles its attorney services could change. Instead of having one city attorney take care of both municipal citations and other cases involving the city, Rhinelander’s Finance, Wage and Salary Committee agreed Tuesday to seek separate “requests for proposals” for those attorney services.
Lawyer for fugitive Ratko Mladic's family to refile motion to declare him officially dead
The family of Europe's top war crimes fugitive, Ratko Mladic, will file a new motion to declare him officially dead, after a previous bid was rejected for procedural reasons, the lawyer said Thursday.
Convicted lawyer Arriola is disbarred
The Superior Court has disbarred lawyer Joseph Aldan Arriola from practicing in CNMI courts, following his conviction in federal court of stealing over $600,000 from a deceased's estate.
Attorney reviews Hilltop development proposal in Cedar Grove
The Cedar Grove Township Council will invite representatives from developer K. Hovnanian and the Essex County Executive to the next public meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13 to get further clarification on the pending offer from the developer to construct a 464-unit housing complex on parcel five of the Hilltop property, the site of the old county psychiatric hospital.
Attorney for Superior mother accused of smothering baby points to SIDS
BOULDER — An attorney for the Superior mother accused of suffocating her baby by putting plastic bags and blankets over his face pressed the deputy coroner Wednesday about whether the
C-NLOPB Failed to Protect Workers: Lawyer
The lawyer representing workers in the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore says the C-NLOPB has not protected workers. Randy Earle appeared before the Helicopter Safety Inquiry in St. John's Thursday morning. He says the audit systems in place by the regulator did not do due-diligence.
Erik Scott's Attorney Files Motion to View Evidence
Ross Goodman, the attorney for Erik Scott who was shot to death by Metro police, has filed a motion to review the evidence in this case.
Attorney Charged In Property Mortgage Scam
A local attorney has been charged with wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering in connection with a multi-year, multi-property mortgage fraud scheme in Dorchester and Roxbury.
Kilpatrick attorney files appeal
Kwame Kilpatrick's attorney has filed an appeal of the former Detroit mayor's probation violation and jail sentence.
Iran arrests human rights lawyer on security charges
Iran has arrested prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoodeh on security charges and she is being held in solitary confinement her lawyer told AFP on Thursday.
Iran arrests human rights lawyer on security charges
Iran has arrested prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoodeh on security charges and she is being held in solitary confinement, her lawyer told AFP on Thursday.
Lawyer for Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools suspended
The Winston-Salem Forsyth County school board voted Tuesday night to suspend the school system's lawyer pending the results of an investigation by the SBI. District officials voted unanimously to suspend Drew Davis for 90 days.
Lawyer 'will not defend daughter'
A lawyer known as Mr Loophole for helping celebrity clients evade driving bans has refused to help his own daughter fight a speeding ticket.
District Attorney offers sailing, tennis clinics
FALL RIVER — Paralympic sailor Paul Callahan, in conjunction with the CVS/Caremark Charitable Trust, and hosted by District Attorney Sam Sutter, will hold a free introductory sailing clinic for disabled children in Bristol County on Thursday, Aug.
Police lawyer 3 times over drink-drive limit killed herself and daughter in crash
Her mother said shewould never have put the lives of her children at risk or in danger, but the coroner ruled Veronica Morley had unlawfully killed her daughter Zoe.
Chinese blind activist lawyer released from prison
Blind activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng returned home Thursday after a four-year prison stint to find that very little had changed — he was cut off from communication, monitored by security agents, his family still harassed and intimidated.
Morales' Lawyer Withdraws Lawsuit
After three days of testimony in the case, Angel Morales' lawyer, Robert Ludgin, this morning withdrew the lawsuit that sparked a court hearing over whether absentee ballots were mismanaged in the 4th House District primary race last month. Morales lost the primary to incumbent state Rep. Kelvin Roldan by six votes. The clerk's office at Superior Court in Hartford confirmed this morning that ...
Lawyer scam gaining steam
Latest internet fraud attacks attorney’s trust accounts
Bary-case lawyer files $10M defamation lawsuit
Ohio lawyer Omar Tarazi is suing a Florida attorney and a blogger he says defamed him in connection with the Rifqa Bary case.
Attorney tells judge wife of imprisoned ex-Ill. governor Ryan terminally ill; seeks release
CHICAGO - The 76-year-old wife of imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan has a terminal lung disease, Ryan's attorney told a judge Thursday as he sought bail for Ryan while the judge considers a request to toss part of his corruption conviction.
Attorney General Holder's Missoula talk postponed
MISSOULA - University of Montana officials have announced the lecture by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, September 15th in Missoula has been postponed.
Attorney general's office evacuated after bomb threat
A bomb threat caused officials to evacuate the state attorney general's office Thursday. State officials say police and a bomb-sniffing dog are scouring the building floor-by-floor. Officials say the building will remain closed until at least 1 p.m.
Madison County District Attorney's office plans round-up of bad check writers
Individuals who have written bad checks, then ignored letters from merchants and the DA's office and also the warrant issued against them, have until Oct. 1 to settle up or face arrest, the district attorney's office announced this morning. Between now and Oct. 1 those wishing to make amends by paying the check's value and related fines can contact the district attorney's office at 256-532-3483 ...
Claim against sheriff, magistrate sent to Prosecuting Attorney’s Institute
Prosecuting Attorney Donna Price will send a complaint against Sheriff David Jonese and Magistrate Kathy Beverage to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Institute for review.
Attorney General's Office Evacuated After Bomb Threat Call
North Carolina Department of Crime Control and Public Safety spokeswoman Patty McQuillan said the threat came in around 10 a.m. Thursday.
Developers retain high-profile attorney in Lake Las Vegas dispute
Prominent Houston attorney David J. Beck has been retained by two of the billionaire Bass brothers to square off against Credit Suisse AG in a $470 million dispute over Lake Las Vegas.
WLNS TV 6 Lansing Jackson Michigan News and Weather - WLNS.COM | Kilpatrick's lawyer files appeal of prison term
DETROIT (AP) - A lawyer says he has filed an appeal to try to overturn a prison sentence ordered for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Kilpatrick has been behind bars since May for violating probation in a 2008 criminal case that ended his time at city hall.
Lawyer from Framingham faces federal fraud charges
A Framingham lawyer was charged in federal court yesterday with wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering for his part in a mortgage fraud scheme involving properties in Roxbury and Dorchester.
Stradley Ronon Attorney to Moderate PBA Panel
PHILADELPHIA - Stradley Ronon attorney Heather Fritts will serve as moderator for the Pennsylvania B...
Kwame Kilpatrick's Lawyer Files Appeal
A lawyer says he has filed an appeal to try to overturn a prison sentence ordered for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Attorney General's Office Asks Judge to Drop Spray Park Case
The State Attorney General's office asked a judge to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed by those who became sick five years ago from water at a Ontario County spray park.
Attorney General Steve Six Joins Supreme Court Brief in AEP vs Connecticut
The central issue of the case is whether the judicial branch is the appropriate place to make policy determinations on greenhouse gas emissions.
Attorney recaps Gordon Park issue at La Grange Citiizens Council forum
Whether or not the La Grange Park District should sell a portion of Gordon Park is not only a matter of opinion.
Attorney: Misuse of technology can land teens in jail
When it comes to the law, ignorance is no defense. That was the theme of attorney J. Tom Morgan’s presentation – and the title of his book – to eighth grade students Thursday morning at Georgia H...
Arizona attorney general candidates debate priorities
Tom Horne and Felecia Rotellini debated each others' qualification and their law-enforcement priorities as they met in a televised debate Wednesday.
Somerville attorney appointed vice chair of Mass. Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section for its centennial year
Somerville attorney Radha Natarajan has been appointed vice chair of the Criminal Justice Section for the 2010-11 year by Massachusetts Bar Association President Denise Squillante, starting Sept. 1. Natarajan is a public defender with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Cambridge, where she represents individuals in the Somerville, Malden and Woburn district courts as well as Middlesex ...
Attorney recaps Gordon Park issue at La Grange Citizens Council forum
Whether or not the La Grange Park District should sell a portion of Gordon Park is not only a matter of opinion.
Attorney Defends Client At Center Of Schools Controversy
Drew Davis spent the past six years offering legal advice to the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School System. But it's what he recommended the principal at Wiley Middle School not do that leaves his job on the line.
Attorney charged in alleged condo-flipping scheme
The US Attorney's office in Boston today named Michael R. Anderson, 41, of Framingham, as a player in a scheme to profit through bogus financing deals on 27 Dorchester and Roxbury condos by forging mortgage applications from people who had no plans to actually live in the units. read more
Lawyer Proposes Settlement To Sign Issue
On the eve of a court hearing challenging oversize campaign signs placed around the city by mayoral candidate Bryan Wooley's campaign, Wooley lawyer has offered to take them down to settle the matter.
Kilpatrick wrongly jailed by judge, attorney says
Saying that Kwame Kilpatrick "ought to be ashamed of what he did," attorney Arnold Reed said the former Detroit mayor was still wrongly jailed for probation violation.
Ace Attorney Investigations Sequel Announced
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth 2 (DS) Miles Edgeworth returns on the DS. First screens and details here.
Attorney General's office evacuation ends
A bomb threat caused officials to evacuate the state attorney general's office Thursday afternoon, but ended shortly after 1:00 p.m.
Attorney set to file $25 million lawsuit in Beach trash truck death
NORFOLK -- A $25 million lawsuit will be filed against the City of Va. Beach Friday on behalf of the family of a homeless man run over while sleeping on the beach. Michael Knockett, 52, was in a beach chair near 24th Street at the Oceanfront on the morning of June 28 when he was struck a city garbage truck. Carl La Mondue, the attorney representing Knockett's family, confirmed he will file the ...
Article: Attorney For Britney Spears’ Ex Calls Bodyguard’s Child Abuse Claims ‘Baseless’
An attorney for Britney Spears’ ex-husband called child abuse claims leveled at the singer by a former bodyguard baseless and motivated by money. Fernando Flores, who worked on the singer’s security detail, sued Spears on Wednesday claiming sexual harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress. His lawsuit claims Spears repeatedly exposed herself to him and that he witnessed her ...
District attorney announces bad check amnesty in Madison County
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Bad check writers in Madison County have until the end of the month to pay them off. After that, the district attorney said his office will prosecute offenders.
Lawyer loses license for two years
Court cites drug use, legal misconduct